Winter MBSR in Bellingham
Are you interested in mindfulness and its potential for enhancing health and well being? Are you under stress? Are you struggling with chronic conditions such as chronic pain, depression, and anxiety? Are you feeling as if life is too much? Or do you simply want to live a fuller life with greater balance?
Recent research shows Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) reduces chronic pain and boosts the immune system; addresses painful mental states like depression and anxiety; minimizes emotional reactivity and promotes well-being; increases flexible attention and sharpens mental focus; and actually thickens grey matter in the areas of empathy and problem-solving. Happiness is a delightful by-product.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a structured 8-week course on mindfulness that reduces stress, and promotes health and well-being. This highly participatory, practical course includes:
- Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
- Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
- Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
- Group dialogue and small group exercises
- Daily home assignments
- Guided audio files for home practice
- a 50-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness
Please see the MBSR page for full details about this well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center.
8 classroom sessions: Sunday evenings 6pm - 8:30pm, February 4th - March 25th
Retreat day: Saturday March 24th, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Instructor: Tim Burnett, Executive Director and Senior Teacher at Mindfulness Northwest
Extended session (Saturday March 24th):
Red Cedar Dharma Hall
1021 N. Forest St
Bellingham, WA 98225
(map and directions)
Semiahmoo County Park near Blaine
9261 Semiahmoo Pkwy
Blaine, WA 98230
(map and directions)
$310-$450 sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system).
The fee includes all 9 meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs).
Payment plans are available during registration (4 equal monthly payments; no financing fee).
Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding fee scale. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP.
REGISTER ONLINE or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.
Other Classes in the Area:
Getting Started with Mindfulness and Compassion (3-week class)
Monday evenings from January 15th to January 29th
Mindful Self-Compassion (8-week class)
Thursday mornings from February 1st to March 29th
FREE Drop-In Classes
Every Thursday evening from February 1st to March 29th
A Winter Day of Mindfulness
Saturday March 24th